Crow’s feet are facial wrinkles that form and develop fan-like lines outside the corner of your eyes. They are quite visible when you move the muscles around your eyes, so the lines forming are unavoidable when you laugh, squint, or smile.

Over the years, these lines become a lot more distinct and create deeper creases even when you’re not moving those muscles. A loss of elasticity of the skin and reduced collagen, as well as UV exposure, affect these lines. Creams and home remedies are not potent enough to smooth them out, and that’s where Botox injections come in.

What Are Botox Injections?

These injections are a non-surgical procedure that helps you get rid of crow’s feet around your eyes. Botox chemically relaxes the muscles around your eyes to prevent them from contracting and forming lines.

How Does Botox Work on Crow’s Feet?

Botox injections work by relaxing the muscles that surround the corners of your eyes and by smoothing out your skin. The effects are more noticeable when you laugh.

The Botox procedure is a fast treatment that generally takes around ten to fifteen minutes and works beneath your skin’s surface. It temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that leads to crow’s feet, forehead lines, and moderate to severe frown lines in adults to improve their appearance.

What Happens During the Botox Procedure?

The Botox injections are directly injected on the crow’s feet with fine needles. We may recommend a topical anesthetic before the Botox injections, such as ice, to first numb the area.

As soon as the skin around your eyes is numb, we will start the injection process. Crow’s feet cover a small area of the face, so the treatment itself will only take a few minutes. The procedure could last longer if you choose to combine other treatment methods with Botox injections.

Overall, the effects of the Botox injections take about three days to show noticeable results around your eyes.

The results of a Botox procedure typically last for three to four months. If you want to maintain the smoothness around your eyes, you’ll come in for follow-up treatments after three to four months.

When you use Botox for crow’s feet continuously, the injection completely relaxes the muscles around your eyes and the lines will eventually be less harsh.

After Your Botox Procedure

You can go home or back to work right after the Botox procedure, as there is no downtime for recovery. Many patients even choose to get Botox during their lunch break. You can start wearing makeup and wash your face on the same day.

The only thing you need to be aware of is to not rub the skin around your eyes, as that can cause the medication to move away from your crow’s feet.

Contact Our Office to Find Out More

At the office of Dr. James M. Kurley, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, we help our patients achieve the beauty they deserve. To schedule your informative Botox consultation, contact our office today.